Threatened fishes of the world: Paracobitis vignai Nalbant and Bianco, 1998 (Nemacheilidae)

Hamed Mousavi-Sabet, Keyvan Abbasi, Saber Vatandoust, Soheil Eagderi


Paracobitis vignai is a Nemacheilid loach endemic to the Sistan basin. It occurs in Helmand River and its related reservoirs in Sistan-va-Baluchistan Province in southeastern Iran and probably in Afghanistan. This species is currently endangered due to habitat loss or degradation, damming and droughts. Therefore, this paper reviews the available data on taxonomy and distribution of P. vignai, provides its morphometric features, and recommends actions for its conservation.


Endemic species, Sistan basin, Conservation, Iran.

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